Category Archives: Creativity

Philanthropy and Prometheus

Posted on by Wendy Liscow, Program Officer, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Pro-me-the-an (adjective): 1) Relating to the Titan Prometheus; 2) Boldly creative and imaginatively original Wikipedia reports that the word “Philanthropy” was first coined by the Greek playwright Aeschylus (or one of his contemporaries who didn’t get the appropriate credit) in … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, Creativity, Philanthropy | 2 Comments

Poetry Friday: Education and Creativity Part I

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

We live in an era when increased emphasis on standardized testing threatens to narrow the focus of education to questions that have predictable answers.  Some of us might not see this as a problem.  After all, an essential function of … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Poetry | 1 Comment

The Creative Edge That Is NJ Arts

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Executive Director, Art Pride NJ Foundation

Creativity is relative.  It is innovation’s Siamese twin, the artist’s muse, and a commodity in the business world. In the non-profit arts world it is an essential component of management, marketing and fund development. While there are countless ways in … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, Creativity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sustainability and Creativity…Perfect Together: Creating AWE (an Arts from Waste Experience)

Posted on by Lawrence E. McCullough, Ph.D, Grants Officer, Woodbridge Township, NJ

For many people, the concept of Sustainable Living as a means of protecting our environment is simple to grasp, yet challenging to put into daily practice. Sustainability advocates are discovering that a focused application of creativity principles is one of … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, Creative NJ, Creativity | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Does Structure Inspire Creativity?

Posted on by Allison Trimarco, Principal, Creative Capacity, LLC

In strategic planning, it just might… When we hear the word creativity, we often envision a wild, unfettered environment in which great ideas seem to pop up effortlessly. It brings to mind artists being suddenly struck by inspiration and spending … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Technical Assistance | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Celebrate the New Year with Creativity

Posted on by Wendy Liscow, Program Officer, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

I imagine you, like me, have a host of stories from the holidays.  I traveled to the mid-west to visit family for a week.  As always, I had a raucously joyous time playing with my little nephews and nieces, and … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Grant Opportunity from Crayola for NJ Schools

Posted on by Dodge

Crayola has partnered with Dodge and the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association to offer six “Champion Creatively Alive Children” leadership grants exclusively for New Jersey schools. Selection is based on the best ideas that integrate creativity across the curriculum … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Opportunities | Tagged | Leave a comment

Opportunity: Make GOOD Art Challenge

Posted on by Dodge

Attention! The folks at GOOD Maker want your best proposals to help your community come alive through the arts: “Creating opportunities for people to experience art in deep and meaningful ways is key to sustaining vibrant, healthy communities. When we’re … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, Creativity, Opportunities | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Poetry Friday: Open Doors Studio Tour in Newark

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

We love the creative spirit that thrives in Newark.  We wanted to make sure you knew about the Newark Arts Council’s city-wide 10th Open Doors Studio Tour, which kicked off yesterday.  This weekend is the best time to explore Newark’s … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, Creativity, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Continuing the Creativity Conversation

Posted on by Dodge

Over the past two days, more than 150 people participated in the Creative New Jersey conference, discussing how creativity and innovation can help revitalize New Jersey. (See this earlier blog post for background on the conference). This was no ordinary … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Events & Workshops | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

How Can Creativity and Innovation Revitalize NJ?

Posted on by Dodge

“When they ask me, as of late they frequently do, how I have for so many years continued an equal interest in medicine and the poem, I reply that they amount for me to nearly the same thing.” -William Carlos … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Events & Workshops | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Eight Years of Thinking Creatively

Posted on by Dodge

Introduction by Wendy Liscow, Program Officer In both my professional and personal lives, I am surrounded by creative people every day, and I know that creativity is what will differentiate individuals, corporations, educators and even countries in the future. It … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Get Creative So you Don’t Lose Your Day Job

Posted on by Regular Contributor

By Wendy Liscow, Program Officer Last week, Steven Slater became the new poster boy for every stressed, overwhelmed, and harried person in America when he activated the literal and metaphorical emergency slide to escape his job as a JetBlue steward.  … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, Creativity | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On “Gross National Happiness”

Posted on by Dodge

David Grant, President and CEO Early on Tuesday morning last week, at the end of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, I drove across the state of Vermont to drop in on the first day of a three-day conference in Burlington … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Philanthropy | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Let the Great World Spin – Elephants and All

Posted on by Dodge

David Grant, President and CEO I had one of those trains of thought last week that come, at least to me, in repose.  It began with pride in a colleague and ended with pride as a father, and along the … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments
Search the Blog
Subscribe
Categories
Recent Posts